About Us

What is Silver Fins Diving?

The Silver Fins Dive Team was organized by 1976 Olympian Barbara Nejman and is sponsored and operated by the Southwest Family YMCA under the Silver Fins Swim and Dive Program directed by Matt Benedict.

This program is for the competitive diver. We train athletes (8 through 18 years of age) who have learned the basics or participated in our Academy: Learn to Dive year round program or Mighty Mahi summer program. Silver Fins Diving provides an opportunity to learn advanced techniques to be competitive within age groups at local, national and international levels, as well as to participate in High School and College levels.

Currently, we have three dedicated dive coaches:  Barb Nejman, Scott Mailoux and Bill Hunter.  Bill is also the district coach for Agua Fria, Millennium, Desert Edge and Verrado High Schools. Many of the High School Divers participate in the year round dive program.